Steering head bearings

Jim Stewart js at
Wed Jun 25 16:58:21 PDT 2008

Steve Aronson wrote:
> I'm in the middle of replacing the steering head bearings on my '00 with
> tapered ones.  Any tips on getting the bottom one off the steering stem,
> it's really stuck on there. Also any tips on removing the old outer races?
> I don't have any special tools, just hammers, sockets, pipes, screwdrivers
> (to act as chisels :)  Thanks.

Hammer and screwdriver should do it, although a chisel and/or punch will work 

You'll need a long punch to drive the races out.



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